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Poll: Trump Receives A Bump In Approval

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New polling indicates that U.S. President Donald Trump's approval rating has received a small bump during the first week of December. The president has had a net negative rating since April.

On Dec. 6, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 45 percent of registered voters approved of Trump's job performance while 51 percent disapproved. The president had an approval rating of 43 percent in a survey conducted by the same polling group on Nov. 25, according to Politico.

When asked if they approve or disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president, 23 percent of registered voters said they strongly approved of Trump's performance while 22 percent somewhat approved. Meanwhile, 12 percent said they somewhat disapproved of how Trump was handling the executive office while 39 percent strongly disapproved.

The survey also queried voters on how credible they found allegations of sexual misconduct against public figures. Fifty-three percent of respondents found the allegations levied against Trump during the 2016 election to be credible while 26 percent disagreed.

Sixty-nine percent of Democrats said they believed the accusations against Trump, while 54 percent of independents agreed. Republicans were split over the issue, with 37 percent findings the allegations credible and 38 percent stating they were not credible.

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On Jan. 22, the polling group found that Trump had an approval rating of 46 percent and a disapproval of 37 percent, Politico reports. The president's favorability peaked at 52 percent on March 13, but has steadily declined while his unfavorability has sharply risen in subsequent months. Since July 9, Trump's approval rating has not risen above 46 percent.

The latest survey found that 41 percent of national adults believed the U.S. is on the right track while 59 percent believed the country is on the wrong track.

Fifty-four percent of respondents said Trump was sexist while 47 percent believed he was racist. Forty-six percent said the president was knowledgeable.

Other surveys released on Dec. 6 found less positive results for Trump. An Economist/YouGov poll found that 43 percent of registered voters approved of Trump's job performance, while 52 percent disapproved, according to CBS News.

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Polls conducted by Investor's Business Daily/TIPP and Gallup both found that 36 percent of national adults approved of Trump while 59 percent disapproved.

On Dec. 5, a Quinnipiac University poll found that 35 percent of voters approved of the president while 58 percent disapproved.

RealClearPolitics, after aggregating eight national surveys released between Nov. 14 and Dec. 5, found that Trump had an average approval rating of 38 percent and an average disapproval of 57 percent.

Sources: CBS NewsPolitico (2), RealClearPolitics / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Michael Vadon/Wikimedia Commons

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